Essential Reads

OPINION
Gov. Janet Mills has released her first budget, after repeatedly promising it would provide “sustainable” funding for the massive expansion of Medicaid without new taxes. Republicans acknowledge that this proposed budget delivers on this funding promise — along with a collection of other campaign promises — but find it lacking… Read More
Friday’s tourney basketball summaries| Class A girls Lawrence 57, Medomak Valley 33 Medomak Valley (11-8): Ripley, Puchalski, Blake, Schaeffer 2-1-6, Kunesh, Lash, M. White 2-0-4, Bickmore 3-0-6, Donlin 1-1-3, Cohen 3-0-6, Creamer 1-0-2, Spear, G. White, Simmons 3-0-6. Totals 15-2-33 Lawrence (13-6): Bourque, Curtis… Read More
BPD DUCK OF JUSTICE
Friday was Vaughn Smith’s 83rd birthday. Meeting the Marginally Famous Bangor Police Department Duck of Justice WAS on his bucket-list. Vaughn has a duck puppet. Nope, not kidding. Melody thought it was real. I still do. Vaughn is an artist. Vaughn’s wife and daughter came with him on this momentous… Read More